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$653,000 kindergarten found with subsidence, wall cracks in central Vietnam

$653,000 kindergarten found with subsidence, wall cracks in central Vietnam

Saturday, April 23, 2022, 11:00 GMT+7
$653,000 kindergarten found with subsidence, wall cracks in central Vietnam
Cracks appear on the walls of Hoang Mai Kindergarten in Hue City, Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

A VND15 billion (US$653,000) kindergarten, which was expected to become the most modern of its kind in Thua Thien-Hue Province, north-central Vietnam, is now sinking and having multiple cracks on walls even though it has yet to be put into operation.

As of Thursday, workers were still trying to fix large wall cracks at Hoang Mai Kindergarten in Huong Sa Ward, Hue City, Thua Thien-Hue Province.

Costing more than VND15 billion ($653,000), the construction of the school was initiated in June 2020.

The venue covers an area of about 4,780 square meters and consists of two blocks.

Cracks appear on the walls of Hoang Mai Kindergarten in Hue City, Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre
Cracks appear on the walls of Hoang Mai Kindergarten in Hue City, Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

The first block is two-story high and has four classrooms, invested by the city’s Construction Investment Project Management Board and built by Thanh An JSC.

The second block, which includes a kitchen, a medical room, and offices, is developed by Dai Phu Loc Hotel and Tourism Company and constructed by An Bao JSC.

The kindergarten was expected to be the most modern of its kind in the province when put into operation.

The cracks are fixed with cement at Hoang Mai Kindergarten in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre
The cracks are fixed with cement at Hoang Mai Kindergarten in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

In July 2021, the foundation of the school was discovered to have sunk by about 23 centimeters.

So far, relevant units have yet to take any measures to deal with the subsidence.

Multiple cracks have recently appeared across the walls of the kindergarten.

Many people believed that these cracks were caused by the unstable foundation of the structure.

Vo Le Nhat, chairman of the Hue City People’s Committee, said he had acknowledged the situation and directed the Construction Investment Project Management Board to work with the provincial Department of Construction to find a suitable solution.

Cracks are found inside Hoang Mai Kindergarten in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre
Cracks are found inside Hoang Mai Kindergarten in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Nhat Quang / Tuoi Tre
Cracks are found inside Hoang Mai Kindergarten in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre
Cracks are found inside Hoang Mai Kindergarten in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Nhat Quang / Tuoi Tre
A worker fixes the cracks at Hoang Mai Kindergarten in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre
A worker fixes the cracks at Hoang Mai Kindergarten in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

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